Each month, Move for Hunger highlights a Mover that demonstrates their dedication to ending hunger by doing their part in transporting the food. We are excited to announce that the Mover of the Month for May 2021 is Shleppers Moving & Storage.
In May, Shleppers Moving & Storage of Bronx, NY helped move perishable farm-to-family food boxes totaling 16,200 pounds, or 13,500 meals, to Triumphant Church & B.I.C. in Brooklyn, NY. Farm to family food boxes provide families with produce, meat, dairy, and other perishable food. The nonprofit Infusion Media Group, or IGM, requested this transport. They help get food to over 80 NYC churches with pantries.
“Supporting the community and the people in need, especially with a basic element in life which is food, and society cannot exist with people experiencing hunger,” said Raz Itzhaki, Co-CEO and Owner of Shleppers. “It’s something we care to do whenever we have the opportunity and we feel as [if] it’s an obligation for corporations and individuals that can afford it, [to] support people in need where the system failed.”
Shleppers Moving & Storage joined Move for Hunger back in October of 2015. We are grateful for the nearly 6 years of partnership and their decision to give back in this challenging time! Their all time total for pounds of food donated is 17,714, which is over 14,760 meals. In other words, the majority of their contributions were made just this year.
The food insecurity rate for New York state is 10.7%, meaning 2,090,550 people face food insecurity. In the New York City area, where they have an office, the food insecurity rate is higher at 12.5%, which means 1,054,580 people go hungry. With the support from Shleppers Moving & Storage, the community can fight against food insecurity.
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